There are several flowers and bulbs that bloom from early spring to the beginning of summer, but after the long months of winter it’s the fragrant ones that really add something to the home. Shopping for flowers in your local nursery, it might not be so obvious which flowers are going to be fragrant because most are kept dormant so that you can enjoy their blooms a couple days after bringing them home.
Celebrate spring all season long with fragrance and color added to your bedroom, kitchen or living room with these fragrant Spring flowers. To help you choose the perfect fragrant spring flower for your home, check out each of the following plants.
Hyacinths bloom all through spring and are very easily kept indoors when you purchase them potted or force their bulbs. Available in white, pink and purple to a deep blue, you can smell their flowers before you even enter the room once they have bloomed. The best part about hyacinths is once they begin blooming you’ll have fragrance and color for a couple weeks because the flowers bloom along the stalk over time.
Primroses are commonly sold in supermarkets as soon as there is a hint of spring, but don’t discount their addition to your home just because they are so common. The yellow primroses are actually very fragrant, something you won’t get from the more vibrant choices, and their petals are so delicate and bright that they add a lot to any room. Choose these flowers if you need something that is easy to care for or are shopping on a budget.
There are hundreds of varieties of daffodil, hybridized to create the most fragrant, biggest bloom and brightest colors. Like primroses, its the more subtle yellows and whites that are going to be the most fragrant blooms. Look for Thalia, Quail, Jack Snipe and Canaliculatus which include both classic and heirloom varieties. If you want to add color and fragrance to a room but have low light, daffodils will still bloom.
If you are looking for a flower larger than a countertop planter can hold, head to the nursery for a gardenia plant. Gardenias can be grown indoors, though you will have to keep potting up in size with time, and they are so fragrant you will want to keep them wherever you are guaranteed to get a whiff of their delicate blooms. Make sure you give gardenias space to spread, train and prune their limbs if they become too branchy, and enjoy!
Roses are among some of the most fragrant flowers, and their beauty makes them the favorite flower of most. If you can’t wait till mid summer to enjoy the scent of roses, try purchasing a teacup rose plant that will bloom early when kept inside and the scent is just as heavenly as it’s full grown counterparts. The wonderful thing about teacup roses is that you can continue to grow them indoors with regular pruning and rose food, or you can transplant it to your garden outdoors and if done early enough they will bloom once again before summer is over.